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Whitney Houston will return as a hologram in the 'ultimate celebration' of her life

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Published 12/09/2015 | 09:05

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston sold more than 50 million records in the United States alone during her career
Singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
Whitney Houston at the Grammy awards ceremony in 1988 (AP)
The late singer Whitney Houston pictured in 1998 (AP)

Whitney Houston’s estate has announced the late singer will be returning as a hologram.

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The legendary How Will I Know songstress passed away at the age of 48 in 2012.

But fans will be seeing her likeness perform again as the star’s sister-in-law Pat Houston, who is also the President of the Whitney Houston Estate, revealed the family is working with Hologram USA on a new three-dimensional laser image of the Grammy-winner.

“It’s a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come,” Pat noted in a statement, according to Entertainment Weekly. “I look forward to the partnership.”

Whitney Houston sold more than 50 million records in the United States alone during her career
Whitney Houston sold more than 50 million records in the United States alone during her career

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Greek billionaire Alki David is the CEO of Hologram USA and FilmOn, a company that will serve as international distributor for the Whitney hologram.

And he is elated to be working in partnership with the singer’s estate to create a perfect 3D image of her.

“I was heartbroken when Whitney passed away in 2012. The opportunity to help share her spectacular gifts with the world again is exactly what I hoped for when I built the hologram business,” Alki noted in the press release. “

Whitney Houston at the Grammy awards ceremony in 1988 (AP)
Whitney Houston at the Grammy awards ceremony in 1988 (AP)

We’ve got technology that’s causing a seismic shift in the entertainment industry, and a wonderful partnership with Pat Houston and the estate. I’m confident we’ll create the ultimate celebration of Whitney’s amazing artistry.”

The Whitney hologram is set to debut in 2016 at a major venue in the United States, with a worldwide tour taking place following the premiere.

The late singer Whitney Houston pictured in 1998 (AP)
The late singer Whitney Houston pictured in 1998 (AP)

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